Kenyans on Twitter were yesterday left fuming by a job listing that appeared on the Daily Nation.
The advert was seeking 12 sales executives and 2 store keepers for ‘A well established and leading IT retail company’.
Applicants for the sales executive position were required to be of ‘Asian origin’ with no experience needed.
There was no such requirement for the store keeper.
Commenting on the ad, Boniface Mwangi stated that it was against the constitution to hire based on ethnicity or race.
This is against the Kenyan constitution,you cannot hire based on ethnicity/race. https://t.co/nDllathKjo
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) July 28, 2016
Others called it ‘disgusting’, wondering why Nation published it in the first place.
This is the MOST DISGUSTING Job listing I have ever seen! What are they taking Kenyans for?…and we are in KENYA?! pic.twitter.com/4952WGRs2Q
— Xtian Dela (@xtiandela) July 28, 2016
@xtiandela y will Nation allow that????????????????????
— Janet Machuka-Kerubo (@janetmachuka_) July 28, 2016
— Kombo Ray (@Komboray) July 28, 2016
@bonifacemwangi This borders on criminality no wonder the company can’t even give it’s name. Being of whatever race ain’t no qualification.
— Tiras Waiyaki Thuku (@TTWaiyaki) July 28, 2016
@bonifacemwangi At least not this openly…how brazen!
— Loice K Ochweri (@OkLoice) July 28, 2016
— lamasan (@LinSakin) July 28, 2016